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Volume 6, Issue 1 - Spring 2013

In this issue:

President's Message

NCPFC Strategic Plan

Plants on Fire

Welcome Jenn Evans

Research:

Examining the knowing-doing gap in the conservation of a fire-dependent ecosystem

NASA DEVELOP: NC Disasters and Ecological Forecasting

Training/Conferences:

NC Presribed Fire Counil/NC Longleaf Coalition Joint Meeting

Other Item of Interest:

Fog, Controlled Burn led to 27-vehicle wreck

Healthy Forests Video

Lesson in Prescribed Burning

Prescribed Burns Develop Healthy Ecosystem

President's Message
Ken Bridle
It is an exciting time to be a prescribed fire practitioner.  The Council has been gaining momentum.  In ten years the organization has come together, become a viable group with a mission, achieved non-profit status and continues to build partnerships and advance the cause of prescribed fire.  Click here to read more.

NCPFC Strategic Plan
Ken Bridle
The North Carolina Prescribed Fire Council 2013-2018 Strategic Plan has arrived!  The NCPFC has recently finished a strategic plan covering our activities for the next five years.  We would like to thank Kevin Harvell for coordinating the meetings of the committee that met for over a year to draft this plan, and for compiling the draft document.  We also want to thank Jennifer Harvell for the design and production of a fine layout for this functional and visually impressive document. Click here to read more.

Plants on Fire
Johnny Randall

I have just about finished reading the recently released Forgotten Grasslands of the South: Natural History and Conservation by Reed F. Noss. This book is a great overview of our southern grasslands – be they postage-stamp-sized prairie remnants, pine flatwoods, or wet meadows. Noss defines grasslands broadly, encompassing plant communities whose matrix is dominated by grasses and which are perhaps best defined as pyrogenic grasslands (according to plant ecologist Susan Carr). Click here to read more.

Welcome Jennifer Evans
Jennifer Evans
I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself as the newest member of North Carolina State University’s (NCSU) Forestry Extension staff. I join NCSU after recently moving from Clemson, SC where I received my M.S. in Forest Resources from Clemson University, and assisted in longleaf restoration research as a Biological Technician with the USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station. Click here to read more.

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